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Hell's Gate

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Submitted By: martinharris on Jun 16, 2011
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Description 

This are has awesome alpine granite with short pitches varying from easy to Thank God, I could top rope that, run out 11c. There is also some nice looking, multipitch routes on the right side of the slab.

Getting There 

The approach is the same as for the other Hagerman's Pass climbs. At the base, there is a low angle, splitter, finger crack with anchors. That is how I found it and knew I was at the right spot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Hell's Gate

Ripple 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CO : Leadville : ... : Hell's Gate
This starts on steep juggy holds, then it gets serious. After getting established on route, get ready to smear, sidepull, and balance up the crack/seam on little nothings. I found the crux to be where the crack disappears and you go just left of the seam on a heinous face. Hand and foot holds are more like friction pads. From what I found to be the crux, there is no gear of any kind. If you are not solid at the grade, I would climb Spoon and TR this one. But it's soooo good....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Jun 18, 2011
Great intro to finger locking goodness.